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Rilke and Benvenuta: An Intimate Correspondence.

by Rainer Maria Rilke

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New York, NY Fromm International Publishing Corporation, 1987. Hardcover First Edition USA (1987), so stated. First Edition USA (1987), so stated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners Sharp. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a bit of toning to the inside flaps and faint sunning to the backstrip (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); the price is unclipped. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches). vii, 148 pages. Edited by Magda Von Hattingberg (Benvenuta). Translated by Joel Agee. Commentary by Joachim W. Storck. Language: English. Weight: 11.5 ounces. The German edition was published in 1954. Hardback with DJ. Rilke confided some of his most intimate thoughts to a woman whom he had never met. Magda von Hattingberg, a Viennese concert pianist, sent him an admiring letter in 1914, and for three months that year the poet, who was separated from his wife, poured out his anguish and yearnings to "Benvenuta" (the Welcome One). In poetic, emotionally charged letters, he wrote about the slow growth of his soul, the vast distances that separate lovers, the restorative power of music and his awkwardness in personal relationships. Magda's equally fervent letters instilled in him the resolve to work through his near-suicidal despair as he simmered in Paris. Their correspondence, which ended when the two met, offers a rare glimpse into the tormented mind of a poet. Language: English, German ISBN-10: 0880640723 ISBN-13: 978-0880640725 Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces


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